(1+1) > 2

One plus one equals much more than two.

The 2021 Festival has adopted this equation, the magnitude of which has been shown to us– by default­– through lockdowns and forced social distancing, and made of it its heart: by placing itself under the sign of the double, by bringing together proposals for pairs/duos/couples, made by artists regularly working together, or by those momentarily reunited––or by showing pieces that depend upon the contribution of the other-spectator. While performance art is more often than not one of the solitary individual, our aim with this festival is to show how an encounter with the other generates far more than the simple addition of two values, in order to create a new one.

Partners

In partnership with: KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Mahmoud Darwich Chair / BOZAR, Atelier de création sonore radiophonique, ENSAV – La Cambre, Lucille Calmel / l’animal que donc je suis (Research project FRArt – FNRS), Ateliers Mommen, PointCulture Bruxelles, GC Ten Noey, Musée Charlier, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris, Calame, Fabrik, le Septantecinq, Amazone, SNCB. Special projects support: Finnish Cultural Institute, Institut français (dans le cadre de EXTRA, un programme de l’Ambassade de France), Scotland House.

 

About

The Performance Event in Brussels is Back!

Launched in 2005, TROUBLE has ever since been the international performance event in Brussels. As of 2019, Studio Thor has been organising and producing the Festival, with its studio and environs in the heart of the city’s popular commune of Saint-Josse serving as its nerve centre. TROUBLE is held every two years, in the odd years.

 

 

Trouble: philosophy

TROUBLE has retained the ingredients that ensured its previous successes. With its dense and wide-ranging program, the five-day long event focuses on numerous artistic proposals that are both out-of-the-ordinary and differ from routine formats. Performances involving the human body, yet created by artists whose roots are in the visual arts, contemporary dance, experimental theatre, oral poetry, music or the night scene… for a vibrant mix of artistic families and audiences. Instead of spectacle/s meant for mere consumption, real-life experiences are on offer: self-involvement, risk-taking, vulnerability, interactivity, finely balanced between local personalities and artists from elsewhere–– and often discoveries. To ensure a more diverse vision of art, our program gives pride of place to women, queers, racialized and minority groups. We also offer a platform to young artists, thanks to the collaboration with the performance course at Brussels’s renowned visual arts school La Cambre (ENSAV). While the Festival incorporates a demanding reflective aspect, it by no means excludes an engaging playful dimension!

Previous edition

TROUBLE #10

Box Office

Given the limited slots due to the sanitary condition, a reservation is obligatory for each performance. Booking is accessible via http://www.agenda.brussels, starting from the 21st June 2021.

Prices

Festival pass: 40€ (30€ for students, -25 years old, unemployed)

1 Day pass: 10€ (for students, -25 years old, unemployed)

Price per performance: 5€

Free price for the selection FRAGILE, A Different North, Commémorations Préventives and Playing Adults. 

Specific reservations

Some propositions (Identité drapée, Recolage) require individual meetings and reservations. Booking is accessible via http://www.agenda.brussels, starting from 21st June 2021.

 

Access

Studio Thor

49 Rue Saint-Josse, B-1210 Brussels

STIB: subway 2/6 (Madou), bus 29/63/59 (Saint-Josse), bus 57 (Gutenberg)

Villo: Place Saint-Josse station

Bicycle: thanks for attaching your bikes place Saint-Josse.

Studio Thor is the Trouble festival centre.

 

Contacts

festivaltrouble@thor.be

+32 (0)2 223 26 00

Places

Ancien musée de Bruxelles-Nord, grand hall de Bruxelles-Nord, 1210 Brussels

Eglise du Gesú, rue Royale 165, 1210 Brussels

GC Ten Noey, rue de la Commune 25, 1210 Brussels

Infini Théâtre rue Saint-Josse 49, 1210 Brussels

KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Square Sainctelette 21, 1000 Brussels

Maison Amazone, rue du Méridien 10, 1210 Brussels

nhow Brussels Bloom, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels

Parc Liedekerke, rue Saint-Josse 54/64, 1210 Brussels

Point Culture, rue Royale 145, 1210 Brussels

Salle Sapiens, rue du Mérinos 1, 1210 Brussels

Salons Mommen, rue de la Charité 37, 1210 Brussels

Studio Thor, rue Saint-Josse 49, 1210 Brussels

COVID - 19

– Wearing a mask is mandatory

– Respect the minimum distance of 1m50, and avoid physical contacts

– Possibility on each place to disinfect your hands with hydroalcoolic gel

– If you have symptoms, are sick, or have been in contact with someone sick, thanks for staying at home.

– Respect in each place the signs and the direction of circulation

– The spaces will all be ventilated and disinfected before your entrance by our means

– If you want more informations, please check it here : https://www.info-coronavirus.be/fr/faq/

Last updated on the 08/06/21

COVID contact: Brahim Sahli, intendance@thor.be

DATE CONTENU
202107080000

Thursday 8

202107082100
21:00

Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Hot Season

Kubra Khademi & Daniel Pettrow
Studio Thor
202107082030
20:30

Silent Song

Raeda Saadeh (PS)
Studio Thor
202107100000

Saturday 10

202107101300
13:00

The Wishes Tree

Raeda Saadeh (PS)
à découvrir
202107101530
15:30

FLAIR

Alexane Sanchez (BE)
Maison Amazone
202107110000

Sunday 11

202107111300
13:00

Commémorations préventives

Habitant.e.s des Images (BE)
Parc Liedekerke
202107111500
15:00

Commémorations préventives

Habitant.e.s des Images (BE)
Parc Liedekerke
202107111700
17:00

Commémorations préventives

Habitant.e.s des Images (BE)
Parc Liedekerke
202107112030
20:30

Severance

Matty Davis & Ben Gould (US)
Studio Thor
202107111800
18:00 > 20:00

Péché originel

Barbara Salomé Felgenhauer [Fragile]
GC Ten Noey
202107111630
16:30 > 19:30

UNDERmy-your-ourSKIN

Sylvain Souklaye (FR/US)
Ancien Musée de Bruxelles-Nord
202107111530
15:30 > 18:30

Admirals Absturz Garten

Dialogist-Kantor (BE)
Infini-Théâtre
202107111400
14:00

Playing Adults

Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (FI)
Parc Liedekerke
202107111800
18:00

Playing Adults

Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (FI)
Parc Liedekerke
202107101630
16:30

Bearance

Matty Davis & Ben Gould (US)
KANAL - Centre Pompidou
202107101100
11:00

Atravès, de travers

Thiago Antunes & Gaëtan Rusquet (BE/BR)
KANAL - Centre Pompidou
202107101100
11:00 > 16:00

1 + 1 inter espèces

Rencontre théorique
Maison Amazone
202107090000

Friday 9

202107092130
21:30

Tendresse radicale

Isabelle Bats & Mathias Varenne (BE)
Salon Mommen
202107092230
22:30 > 09:00

Tendresse radicale

Isabelle Bats & Mathias Varenne (BE)
Online
202107100900
09:00

Tendresse radicale

Isabelle Bats & Mathias Varenne (BE)
Salon Mommen
202107092015
20:15

CentriFugue en La mineure

FRAKTAL FRANGyNES RADIO – Lenka Luptáková & Fanny Dupont (BE/FR)
Studio Thor
202107091900
19:00

Manoeuvres

Lou Kanche & Camille Bleker [Fragile]
Infini-Théâtre
202107091800
18:00 > 21:00

Recolage

Aimé.e Rossi [Fragile]
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
202107101900
19:00 > 22:00

Recolage

Aimé.e Rossi [Fragile]
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
202107111900
19:00 > 22:00

Recolage

Aimé.e Rossi [Fragile]
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
202107091900
19:00 > 22:00

Identité drapée

Baptiste Saint-Pé [Fragile]
nhow Brussels Bloom
202107101400
14:00 > 21:00

Identité drapée

Baptiste Saint-Pé [Fragile]
nhow Brussels Bloom
202107111400
14:00 > 21:00

Identité drapée

Baptiste Saint-Pé [Fragile]
nhow Brussels Bloom
202107090800
08:00 > 22:00

A Different North

Adam York Gregory & Gillian Jane Lees (UK)
Ancien Musée de Bruxelles-Nord
202107101730
17:30 > 20:30

Magic Body Control

Pâle Mâle (FR)
Studio Thor
202107101800
18:00 > 19:30

B. A. – BA

Martin Bonnaz [Fragile]
Infini-Théâtre
202107081900
19:00

Héritages

Sebastian Dicenaire & Vincent Tholomé (BE)
Eglise du Gesú
202107081800
18:00

Duo pour cinq guitares et cinq amplis

Audrey Ginestet & Benjamin Glibert (FR/BE)
Eglise du Gesú
202107081600
16:00 > 20:00

Bureau des colères

Habitant.e.s des Images (BE)
Studio Thor
202107091600
16:00 > 20:00

Bureau des colères

Habitant.e.s des Images (BE)
Studio Thor
202107101600
16:00 > 20:00

Bureau des colères

Habitant.e.s des Images (BE)
Studio Thor
202107111830
18:30 > 20:30

Bureau des colères

Habitant.e.s des Images (BE)
Studio Thor
202107070000

Wednesday 7

202107071600
16:00 > 20:00

Bureau des colères

Habitant.e.s des Images (BE)
Studio Thor
202107081000
10:00 > 14:00

Time For Live Art

Rencontre professionnelle
PointCulture Bruxelles
202107091000
10:00 > 14:00

Time For Live Art

Rencontre professionnelle
PointCulture Bruxelles
202107072145
21:45

Pockets

Lazara Rossel Albear & Sofia Kakouri (CU/GR/BE)
Studio Thor
202107102200
22:00

Fille Fille (Apodyteria)

Jean-Biche & Kimi Amen (FR/BE)
Ancien Musée de Bruxelles-Nord
202107071830
18:30

Carriage

Matty Davis & Ben Gould (US)
Eglise du Gesú
202107072015
20:15

Kefen

Hilal Aydogdu [Fragile]
Salle Sapiens
202107072045
20:45

Je t’ai laissé m’envoler

Vincenzo Carta & David Zagari (BE/IT)
Studio Thor